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Hot Pepper ‘Red and Yellow Scotch Bonnet Mix’ Seeds

This highly demanded pepper adds a spicy Caribbean kick to just about any meal and has a heat level similar to habaneros.

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$3.95
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Details

Also known as Jamaican peppers. These small, thin skinned, peppers are shaped like a patty pan squash that resemble a Scotsman’s bonnet, which is called a Tam O’Shanter hat. This highly demanded pepper adds a spicy Caribbean kick to just about any meal and has a heat level similar to habaneros. Scotch Bonnets are used in all sorts of Caribbean cuisine, including the well-known jerk chicken (or jerk pork). Why the Caribbean? Because this is THE pepper of the region. In fact, if you say you want a hot pepper in most of the Caribbean islands, the scotch bonnet pepper is what you are handed. This is a nice pepper to add to other peppers for hot pepper powder and flakes, and is a favorite pepper for making hot sauce and drying. It has a strong, smoky, fruity flavor and is spicy hot! Non-Isolated.

SHU: 100,000 - 350,000

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum chinense
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 100,000-349,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Twisted
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling
Seeds Per Pack 10